Lyndon men rally past UMaine-Farmington

Lyndon men rally past UMaine-Farmington

FARMINGTON, Maine – Lyndon tallied four goals in the second half, including two that were part of a two-minute scoring flurry, and posted a 5-2 North Atlantic Conference men's soccer win over the University of Maine at Farmington at Prescott Field.

(Burlington, Vt.) Lyndon's Lueth Lueth extended the Hornets' lead to 2-0 with 39:41 remaining in the second half with an unassisted goal. UMaine-Farmington responded 55 seconds later, with defender Uriah Forrest-Bully beating Lyndon State keeper Jason Gray (East Thetford, Vt.) off an assist from Alex Slack.

Any lift UMF might have gotten out of Forrest-Bully's goal was shortlived. Lyndon's Shane O'Donnell-Leach (Groton, Vt.) again gave the Hornets a two-goal advantage, scoring with 38:18 showing on the second half game. The Hornets' Colin Brady (Springfield, Vt.) was credited with an assist.

Lyndon's Patrice Lumumba (Burlington, Vt.) added goals in the 60th and 74th minutes to stretch the Hornets' lead to 5-1, but the Beavers' Austin Dooley cut the margin to three goals with a marker in the 80th minute off a nifty passing play. UMF's Nick Grim played a crossing ball from the near corner right through the six-yard box to Dooley, who one-timed a shot into the goal from the far post.

Each team finished the day with 19 total shots, with eight shots on goal for the Hornets and four for the Beavers. Gray logged two saves in 75 minutes of play in the Lyndon State goal, while reserve keeper Jason Marks (Newtown, Conn.) did not record a save in his 15 minutes of work at the end of the game.

UMF keeper Paul Dupre charted three saves over his 78 minutes in goal, before Chris Roberts came on for the final 12 minutes of play.